Get ready to reminisce with Entertainment Weekly’s second annual Reunions issue, hitting newsstands this week. The special edition brings together 10 memorable casts from both movies and TV, including The Carol Burnett Show, Fatal Attraction, and Home Improvement (to name a few). Some highlights, including behind-the-scenes footage from many of our Reunions photo shoots, below:
The Carol Burnett Show: Though they may grace the cover in black attire, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence turn up the color inside the pages with feathered boas and massive headpieces (don’t worry, we got it all on camera). The trio discuss the memorable characters they developed throughout the course of the series. “Carol gave us the opportunity to do whatever we wanted on the show, which was always great because we would surprise not only the audience but her, too,” says Conway.
Fatal Attraction: Michael Douglas recounts seeing Glenn Close audition for her now iconic role in the film: “She came in, in character, and knocked our socks off,” he says. Close, of course, has her own version of events: “I was so nervous, I took a little bit of Valium. I walked in and the first thing I saw was a video camera, which is terrifying. And behind the video camera in the corner was Michael Douglas. I just said ‘Well, just let it all go wild.’”
Home Improvement: Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson discuss reconnecting with their TV kids – Jonathan Taylor Thomas (who they hadn’t seen in 12 years!), Zachary Ty Bryan and Taran Noah Smith. “I have all girls, so they are like my sons,” says Allen. “It’s kind of creepy how much I like them.”
NYPD Blue: Besides reuniting Dennis Franz with his original on-screen detective partner David Caruso for the shoot, EW went one step further and also brought back stars Jimmy Smits and Ricky Schroeder, who each had turns working alongside Franz on the long-running procedural drama. “This is the first time this has happened, for all of us to be together like this,” says Franz. “It was a wonderful moment. I felt a strength there.”
For more with these casts and 6 other TV and movie reunions – including Aliens, Office Space, and Growing Pains – pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, October 7.